Kanak Vrindavan Garden
#15 of 32 Places to Visit in Jaipur
Distance (From Jaipur Junction Railway Station): 11 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: 1 Km From Jal Mahal
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 3 km from Amer Fort, Kanak Vrindavan is a garden located on the way to the Amer Fort at the bottom of the Nahargarh hill in Jaipur. It is situated close to the Jal Mahal lake bed and is one of the well know tourist places in Jaipur, among the best places to visit near Delhi.
The Kanak Vrindavan Complex was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in 18th century. This beautiful garden is surrounded by the Aravalli hills and often said to resemble the Vrindavan; the place where Lord Krishna enjoyed the Maha Raas Leelas with Gopikas. It was built for entertainment and recreation of King and Queen.
The Garden sprawls across a massive expanse and houses an ornate beige stone temple with imposing marble columns and intricate lattice windows. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is known as Govind Deoji Temple. The temple garbha griha is decorated with delicate art work. There is 1.3 m tall black marble statue of Krishna and brass Radharani, as well as a small set of Radha Krishna statues.
The Garden is full of trees and lawns, decorated with intricate chhatris, exquisite mirror and jali work on the walls of the Govind Deoji temple, along with a series of fountains. The main garden is divided into eight sections, and is having a main fountain called Parikrama, carved out of a single marble slab. It is one of Jaipur's most popular picnic spots and site for film shootings. The garden offers a bird's eye view of the nearby picturesque Jal Mahal and the majestic Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort. This place is also a haven for the migratory birds like Neelkanth, spotted doves and kingfishers.
Timings: 9 AM to 6.30 PM